Is There An Art To Hanging Paintings In Your Home?

During a period when we’ve all had more time at home, this could be the perfect opportunity to think about how and where we hang our pieces in the home to make the best of them and to become our daily inspiration.

A room can be brought alive by art, whether these are large or small, expensive investments or simply family memories or our own works. Take a wall and create!

One of my prints hanging in Santa Rosa, California
One of my prints hanging in Santa Rosa, California
Commisioned portrait of Dan and Steve entitled "Husbands" on show in their living room.
Commissioned portrait of Dan and Steve entitled “Husbands” on show in their living room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arranging the pieces you want on a floor or table first can help you decide what and where each piece can go, or sketch a plan on paper and see what feels good for you. They do not have to be symmetrical or placed in an orderly fashion, different shapes and sizes create interest and take the eye to explore and be inspired. We all have blank walls that can become our hanging canvas to display our works to lift and motivate us.

 

There are no hard and fast rules on framing, the main thing is that the frame pleases you the owner of the work. That said it helps if the frame suits the style of the painting, my work is very minimalist and contemporary and in my opinion is best framed very simply. So that my exhibitions hang well together I use the same simple black frame for everything. I always use a local framer because you can develop a relationship with them. If you want cheap frames to DIY shops such as IKEA can also offer decent, very reasonably priced, frames. Work out what works for you in your home styling, the fun is in the irregularity, the individuality of your personal display. Some pieces could even rest against a mantlepiece creating texture and variety

Have fun, enjoy your art – create your own home gallery which you can enjoy and be inspired by.

Email me brianthedancer@hotmail.co.uk directly for prices and availability of my works in the gallery.

 

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